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What would a character most like to do before he/she dies?

Bucket list of IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #Romantic SuspenseLet’s meet IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer , a Romantic Suspense by Bernadette Jones. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn studied the glass of liqueur that she’d been named after and contemplated her lack of a future. She’d been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve. Trained with warrior skills to be whatever they asked of her. Trained to kill.

No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. I’m lost. I’m struggling to make sense of my life. I’m tired of fighting everyone else’s battles. All my friends have died. I want to quit. I want a little normal. A little happiness. A little…love.

Will they let me walk away?

Death didn’t frighten Gage Ewing. Living scared the hell out of him.

The innocent one died. I lived. Where is the justice in that? I’ve spent every day since trying to save others. No matter how many I heal in the hospital or on the streets, I can never be forgiven for that one death. I don’t deserve a family, a home or one moment of happiness.

Then she walks into the Wild Card and I’m filled with need, hunger. Hope. But my past is coming. Can I walk away before I’m the death of another innocent?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 34

Gender: Badass Female

Birthplace: Backwoods Kentucky

Profession: Military and Black Ops Assassin

Ethnicity: No Clue

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m 5’7″, blue eyes, long blonde hair. I’m a fighter, so I’m pretty well muscled but sleek. My size is deceptive. I’m a lot stronger than some would think.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up poor and learned how to fight early. I was into martial arts and MMA boxing before I even left high school.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Gage Ewing won’t get out of my head or my life. I don’t want anyone, but he doesn’t let up. He makes me feel safe to be me. He makes me feel wanted. He doesn’t care what I’ve been.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I have an older brother, Jack Daniels Vaughn. But I haven’t seen him since I was a kid. He disappeared.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

We didn’t have many toys. We played outside or went to the school playground.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love pasta and meatballs, a little on the spicy side. My second favorite is chicken, any style.

Tell us about your best friend.

The first time I met Owen, I decked him. He’s not afraid to spar with me. We’re both ex-military and ex-MMA fighters. We’ve both seen some bad stuff. He gets me.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I traveled a lot with my career. Now, I want solitude and peace and maybe a family. I think I’ve found it in Spencer, Colorado.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Kentucky. Growing up there was my personal hell on earth.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I really wish I could see my brother again. I miss him and I never understood why he left.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The person out to kill me. I don’t know who it is, but I will find them.

About Bernadette Jones

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now New York.

Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music, and books.

After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

There are some secondary characters that wanted to take over.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Ivy stays in the shadows. I thought it was time people learned a little about her.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

She didn’t know how to love or be loved. Affection was hard for her. I also didn’t know she had a brother.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly a short story with Gage and Ivy. Also keep watching, Jack Daniels may have his own story. After all, Spencer is about family.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Paranormal. I have some ideas…. If only there was more time in a day.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m vegetarian.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I write about the healing of love, but I grew up on mysteries, thrillers, and action stories. You will find all of those in my books.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order. However, you meet both Gage and Ivy in my first book: Sleepin’ Alone.

My next book will be out in September. Watch for Lonely Eyes.

So you don’t miss anything be sure to stop by and visit my website. While you’re there check out the playlists I use for each book. More releases are coming soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Publisher Aspen Gold Books

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Bucket list of Pepper McKay from A Witch's Journey by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryLet’s meet Pepper McKay from A Witch’s Journey, a paranormal romance/mystery by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Witch’s Journey.

A Witch’s Journey by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.

Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: mid thirties

Gender: Female

Birthplace: East Coast

Profession: Wildlife rehabilitator

Ethnicity: Irish

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

My long red hair, wavy down to my waist gets tangled so badly sometimes, I consider cutting it real short. I always reconsider, tame my tresses in a braid, and feel better.

Creamy complexion is the curse of the Irish. I sunburn easily and my face freckles if I don’t use strong sunscreen.

Large emerald green eyes usually sparking with mischief have always been my best feature. Full kissable lips according to Lathen competes with my eyes. He also says I have way too much energy for one person, which accounts for my willowy build, being tall helps. Contrary to popular belief, my energy does run out. LOL My mom always thought my deep dimples and tinkling laugh set me apart from most.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m the only child of two college professors. Both powerful witches. I spent my summers with my Aunt Ashlin in Lobster Cove, Maine. She taught me all there was to know about wildlife rescue. I worked in Salem, Massachusetts for ten years with Gwen who ran the place, until the magic storm on the anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials. But that’s a tale for another time. When my Aunt passed on, she left me the McKay property in Lobster Cove. It was enchanted, you know. Lathen Quartz was the maintenance man for the property. He’s a former Navy SEAL. He helped me bring my dream of building a wildlife rescue and rehab to fruition.

Who is the significant other in your life? Lathen Quartz. He’s my best friend, soul mate and partner in Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Center. I have to say he is swoon worthy with is muscular build, tousled surfer blond hair, bright aquamarine blue eyes and deeply tanned skin. He also has a great sense of humor.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order? Only child.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Didn’t play with many toys. I was always bringing home injuried creatures and nursing them back to health. Other than that, I come from a long line of powerful witches. I spent a lot of my time honing those skills. When you have a young child able to conjure witch fire, you require constant supervision.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Pizza. Extra sauce, extra cheese and beef all around on a crispy crust.

Bucket list of Pepper McKay from A Witch's Journey by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryTell us about your best friend.

Gwen, she’s the owner of Salem Sanctuary. In Salem, MASS of course. We spend many a night with ailing creatures nursing them back to health of the ten years I spent at the Sanctuary. We are still very close, like family.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Australia – It is the home of so many unusual creatures. Some of these animals can only be found in Australia. I’d love to visit Australia Zoo.

Hawaii – I’d love to stay in a cottage on the beach. Witness the sunrise, surf the warm waters then watch the sun set. Study the sea creatures around the islands. You know I have a degree in marine biology.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

I can’t really think of any place I’ve been, and there haven’t been a lot, that I wouldn’t return.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Jacques Cousteau – Discuss his underwater investigations, discoveries and adventures.

Steve Irwin – I’d love to discuss wildlife conservation and his experiences. Along with that, I’d love to meet his family Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin chat about wildlife conservation, rescue and rehab.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Politicians. They undermine the very fabric of all that is good and fair about this country. Don’t get me wrong, American is still the best country in the world, but we’ve taken a few wrong turns in recent years.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

I’d like to travel back to when my ancestors Aidan Duncan McKay and his wife Dusty McKay lived around 1693. I’ve love to visit with them, learn how the time period shaped them and their magic. There are a lot of misinformation swirling around about them, I’d like to clear up. They original built the cabin on the McKay property in Lobster Cover and wove love and magic throughout the land, as well as, the cabin. Of course through the years the cabin has been remodeled and built onto, but the original structure remains.

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Bucket list of Mystic Rayne from An Angels' Unintentional Entanglement @TenaStetler #RLFblog #Paranormal Romance MysteryLet’s meet Mystic Rayne from An Angels’ Unintentional Entanglement, a paranormal romance by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement.

An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Fallen warrior angel, Caden Silverwind, lives alone in Colorado’s rugged Rockies, healing from physical wounds as well as the mental anguish suffered during battles with dark demons. Then he finds a woman barely clinging to life after a horrendous beating. He is not prepared for the entanglement she brings to his life, nor the feelings she awakens in him.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent, Mystic Rayne’s personal dilemma and assignment nearly gets her killed. Divine intervention is a complication she never expected and her growing attraction to Caden is undeniable. Can she trust him with her secret?

Their quest to uncover her attacker takes them from the pristine mountains in Colorado to the wilds of Wyoming. Along the way, they find answers which may place them in more danger. Determined to solve the mystery, they must also navigate their feelings and fears to find love and unite heaven and earth.

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 35+

Gender: Female

Birthplace: Wind River Valley Reservation

Profession: Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent

Ethnicity: Native American Indian

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

Tall, slender, long thick straight black hair that falls nearly to my waist. I usually wear it in a long braid hanging down my back. High cheek bones, full lips (at least that what Caden claims) and bronze skin.

Please tell us a little about yourself. I attended Harvard Law School to the chagrin of my grandfather. He’s or was the shaman for our tribe. I had an independent streak a mile wide and wanted to spread my wings off the reservation. As it turns out, my destiny was right here helping my people. Which is how and why I became a Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent assigned to Wyoming’s Wind River Valley. After my grandfather passed on, I took his place as shaman and on the tribal council which didn’t set well with the younger men of the tribe. Times they are a changing which nearly cost me my life.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Caden Silverwind. He’s a warrior angel. But that’s a story for another time. Maybe you should read to book to find out. <wink>

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order? I am the older twin. I have a twin brother. We were estranged for a long time. I managed to keep this a secret from the author for quite a while. LOL

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child. A stuffed eagle my spirit animal. I used to carry it around insisting it could fly. Which it couldn’t, but it helped me understand visions that I tried to deny. I was a difficult child.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Decadent cocoa pie with meringue topping. Yum!

Tell us about your best friend.

Chinoah – We’ve been friends since we could walk. My grandfather dubbed us the trouble twins with good reason. LOL

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Niagara Falls and tour the United States in an RV. This is a great land and I’ve seen so very little of it.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

The plot of land in Colorado where I was attacked by my own people. Not that my people are bad, just one that let evil spirits lead him. Other’s made bad choices, but you have those types wherever you go. Don’t you?

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

That’s a tough one. I’d like to meet the original government council that set up the reservations and put my people on them. I’d like to know their reasoning. History paints an ugly picture, I’d like to know if it was true and given the outcome, if they’d done anything differently.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The man who tried to take my birthright away. He was a vicious manipulator. He did unauthorized things with the tribe’s power given to him.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

I’d like to go back in time before my grandfather died. Tell him he was right and I’ve made my peace with my destiny. I also wish I’d spent more time with him, learned the old ways from him. But I know he’s proud of me.

About Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mysteries. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career. She now has eleven books published, two under contract and several in the pipeline.

With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.

Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

 

 

Why did you choose this character for the interview today? Her strong spirit and fearlessness. She guided this story and kept the other character’s in line as much as possible. There are a cast of strong willed characters in An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement.

 

 

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you? That she had a twin brother. Didn’t see that coming.

 

 

Are any sequels planned for this book? An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement is the fourth book in A Demon’s Witch Series. A Magic Redemption was released in December of 2018 and I’m working on the sixth book in the series as we speak. All the books in the series are can be read as stand alones.

 

 

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet? I have a cozy mystery series simmering. I hope to bring it to fruition in the near future.

 

 

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers? You are the reason I write my stories. I am so thankful for your support and continued reading of my books. For you, I want to create a memorable love story with spice and adventure. Characters that will grab hold of your heart and hang on long after you’ve read the last word and closed the book with a satisfied sigh. Nothing feels better to a writer than to have readers clamoring for the next book. It makes my heart soar. Thank you all so much!

Where to buy An Angels’ Unintentional Entanglement

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

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Check out the character Bucket list of Jake Patrin from Encounter by Alana Lorens #RLFblog #thriller #suspenseLet’s meet Jake Patrin from Encounter, a thriller/suspense by Alana Lorens. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Encounter.

Encounter by Alana Lorens

Genre Thriller

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG (violence, not sex)

Teo Haroun and the other lawyers in his firm look forward in varying degrees to the retreat at the Sherman Ranch in northern New Mexico. The boss has laid down some rules–no phones, no computers, no communication with the outside world–that makes them uneasy. But the corporate team-building exercises are necessary for this firm to survive its inner sniping and turmoil–and to protect the secrets they hold.

Inez Suela and thirty other Mexicans have paid a coyote hundreds of pesos to take them across the border into the United States, where they hope to make a better life. The crowded truck heads north into New Mexico to meet their local driver, the occupants unaware that a freak March snowstorm is waiting in its path.

Jake Patrin, the caretaker of the Ranch, fights demons of his own as he struggles daily with addiction. Working far from the city on the lonely Ranch, hosting those who rent the facility, is his protection and solace. But he’s about to lose the only peace he’s been able to grasp.

Davi Pilar needs to make some fast money to appease a couple of St. Louis loan sharks, so he agrees to pick up a truckload of illegals and take them to St. Louis. He drives to New Mexico, not knowing that Inez, the woman who rejected him years before, is one of those on that truck.

The intersection of these people, the collision of their cultures, the revelation of their secrets–all these things lead to violence, death, and even redemption in their New Mexico Encounter.

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 57

Gender: male

Birthplace: King City, California

Profession: manager of the Sherman Ranch

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

What can I say? I’m a broken down old fart. Didn’t take care of myself very well, so I’ve got some pretty painful arthritis, hair’s mostly gray, though parts are still kind of ginger. Got a paunch from eating my feelings since I can’t drink or smoke. But I’m still breathing, and I thank God for that much.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I was a trucker for many years, until I had a bad accident. During my recovery from that, I got hooked on drugs, and then slid over into alcohol. I pretty much ruined everything in my life, including my career, my marriage and my family. Fortunately the owners of the Sherman Ranch understood my need for solitude in the alcohol recovery process, and I’ve been able to be sober staying out at the Ranch, minding the guests who rent the place for retreats and gatherings.

Who is the significant other in your life?

For a long time, it was the bottle. Now I stay to myself.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

First…I had a younger brother, but we’ve lost touch over the years.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I had a couple of metal toy trucks that were my absolute favorites. Played with them until I wore the paint off.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Hey, this is New Mexico–you bet I like chiles, the hotter the better! Put ’em on whatever, tacos, enchiladas, especially smoky chipotle ones.

Tell us about your best friend.

Back when I was trucking, I knew a guy named Frank Roberts–everyone called him Hooter. We ran together a lot, worked for the same companies when we could swing it. We had some great times out on the road together, always trying to find the next weird thing to make us laugh, like, you know, the largest thermometer in the West out in Baker, California or the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots in San Antonio. We even spent a weekend at the Mustang Ranch with a bunch of the prettiest ladies you ever did see….and neither of us ever told our wives.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

You know, I spent a lot of time driving across the Great Plains and in the west but never did get into the northeast. I’d loved to have seen Niagara Falls. Never wanted to travel overseas much–I’m kind of a quiet guy, and America is plenty of country for me. Can’t really see myself on a beach, either. Maybe Mount Rushmore again–that avenue with all the state flags waving in the breeze and the presidents on the mountain? The program they do at night really pulls the heartstrings.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Rehab. It was awful. I didn’t get along with some of the men on the floor, and they made my stay a living hell–short-sheeted my bed, stole from me, raided my food trays. But I stuck it out because I had to get the monkey off my back.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I’d love to meet my daughter. After my wife left me because of the alcoholism, she took my kid with her. I’ve tried to contact her a few times since then, but all the letters just come back marked refused.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Anyone who’s acting irrationally, especially if they’re violent. These kind of people stress me out, and when I get stressed, my addictions dial up.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

Oh, hell. It I could go back to that night I had my accident, I’d try like hell to avoid it. My life would certainly have turned out very differently. I can’t hardly imagine having a normal family life and family any more, but I sure would like a chance to try.

About Alana Lorens

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

I had to do significant research on the process of transporting Mexican illegals into the United States. The lawyer banter I already had down.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Jake is the heart of this book–even though there are several other narrators–Mexican immigrant Inez Suela, lawyer Teo Haroun, coyote and bad guy Davi Pilar–Jake’s struggles and heroism really drive the forces onward until the end. My family has had its share of alcoholics, so I’m familiar with Jake’s path, trying to recover from addictions started when he took opioids after a bad accident. He’s finally evolved to the point of being just a really good man.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

No, this one is a standalone.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I worked hard on the characterizations in this book–my others are mostly romance or sci-fi/fantasy and like most genre novels, they have a certain flow and expectation to them. This was something totally new, with a lot of different characters that must interact, and I’m very happy with how it’s turned out.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

I appreciate each and every one of them! If you decide to read this book, please leave me a review at Goodreads or the sales venues so others can see what you thought!

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Check out the Character Bucket list of Bruce from A Demon's Witch @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance Let’s meet Bruce from A Demon’s Witch, a Paranormal Romance by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Demon’s Witch.

A Demon’s Witch by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C., is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power players through the activities at his highly successful Wycked Hair Salon. His movie star good looks and body builder physique keeps his dance card full and the rumor mills running. Within these walls, his anonymity is safe, mostly.

Bruce’s world spins out of control when Angelique, a pint size, gorgeous witch, with an attitude breezes through the doors of his salon. She is the younger sister of Tristian, Bruce’s long time trusted enforcer, whose professional skills are second to none. Tristian is furious at the relationship between Bruce and Angelique, a dangerous situation, but something darker awaits them all. Yet undeniable attraction between demon and witch promises to tear apart both their professional and personal worlds.

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: looks 35 actual age 600 years

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Earth

Profession: Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere & I can style, cut and color hair. Don’t do I much anymore.

Ethnicity: Demon/Angel

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Demon/Angel

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

Approximately six feet six inches tall,

Chestnut hair with blond streaks, shoulder length with a bit of a wave in it

Muscular with a few battle scars

Rubs his jaw. Guess you’d say I’ve a square jaw and sculptured cheek bones (according to Angie.)

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere. From my highly successful Wycked Hair Salon, I keep my finger on the pulse of DC’s power players and their activities. My human appearance is striking (my demon’s appearance is quite different with scales, reddish cast to my skin) and I’ve never lacked for female companions which keeps rumor mills running and my enemies off balance. Within the walls of my salon, my anonymity is safe, mostly.

Who is the significant other in your life? Angelique Shandie. We met when she sashayed into my salon, rain-soaked to the skin, delivering flyers for The Krystal Unicorn, her new age store down the block. The attraction was intense and immediate. Never felt anything like that in my six hundred years. I knew then and there she had to be mine. I had no idea the complications that would ensue.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I am an only child. There’s a very good reason for that.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

He Laughs. Never played with toys, always honed my magic and skills as a warrior. My father insisted.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

A porterhouse steak, medium, baked potato loaded, home made rolls, a nice green salad (No onions) and dark chocolate mousse for dessert.

Tell us about your best friend.

Tristian Shandie, he’s my enforcer and unfortunately the big brother of Angie Shandie. That became a tangle and is a story for another time. Tristian has always had my back and I still trust him with my life.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I’ve been to Australia on business once. I’d like to go there for an extended visit. I’m not known there and I think it would be fun for Angie and I. Did you know there are species of creatures (normal not talking about paranormal) found nowhere else in the mortal world? The landscape is awe inspiring. Before I left there, I purchased land down under with a nice ranch house.

Ireland and Scotland, explore all the castles. I’ve been there on business and would like to spend vacation time there with Angie.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Seventh level of Hell. Tristian and I had to deliver a prisoner, never want to go back.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Garth Books, Dolly Parton, Bob Seger. I enjoy their music.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Ex-girl friends. Angie asked too many questions and I am not the same person since I met her.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there? The day Angie’s parents were murdered. She was only twelve years old. I’d attempt to defuse the situation before it got so out of hand or if not possible annihilate the Demons responsible. A little girl deserves to know her parents. And a big brother, only twenty-one years old, shouldn’t have to raise his little sister.

About Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mysteries. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career. She now has eleven books published, two under contract and several in the pipeline.

With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.

Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book? It was my debut novel. My editor was fantastic. I learned a lot. Besides that Bruce was a difficult multifaceted character to write. I am a panster and he changed course often.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today? I loved the character I created. He was so much fun to write, even though it was challenging. (He’s named after my husband) Do they share characteristics? I’ll never tell. LOL

Are any sequels planned for this book? A DEMON’S WITCH was the book that started it all. Since it was first published, there’s been four more books in the series and I am working on the sixth. I’ve been extremely lucky with the series popularity!

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you? I spent a few years as a DJ on a popular Rock and Roll station in my city.

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Bucket list of Tristian Shandie from A Warlock's Secrets by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryLet’s meet Tristian Shandie from A Warlock’s Secrets, a Paranormal Romance/Mystery by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Warlock’s Secrets.

A Warlock’s Secrets by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Years ago, a sacred ceremony at the Dragon’s Moon Coven turned deadly. Son of the high priestess, Tristian Shandie’s life changed forever. With a price on his head and revenge in his heart, he has no choice but to follow in his father’s footsteps to a profession shrouded in secrets. Now his skills as an enforcer for the Demon Overlord are second to none. But dangerous secrets he harbors are a liability he can no longer afford.

A chance meeting with a woman he finds irresistible flips Tristian’s world upside down. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own. Bad boys never appealed to her until Tristian, who changes everything. In his darkest hours, she is dragged into his magical world.

If they survive, is she strong enough to heal his heart and tame the warlock? Or will their secrets destroy them?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: Late 30’s
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Ireland
Profession: Enforcer/Assassin
Ethnicity: Irish

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

Approximately Six feet three inches, muscular, long legs, broad chest.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I was, I guess I still am to some extent the Enforcer/ Assassin for the Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere. In the last year, I have transitioned from the hands on position to managing my teams of enforcers who keep the peace between the paranormal creatures residing in the mortal world.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Hannah Shaughnessy – She’s one tough lady. Never met anyone like her. I was impressed with her at our first meeting. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I’m the firstborn son of the high priestess of our coven. I have a younger sister, Angie, I raised after our parents were murdered.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Toy, I don’t remember. Favorite thing to play with or hone would be my magical powers.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love a thin crust pizza with beef, lots of cheese and sauce.

Tell us about your best friend.

This may sound strange, but it’s my boss. Bruce. We’ve worked together for years and have had each other’s backs for most of that time. Well there was an incident or maybe a time we didn’t see eye to eye. In fact I tried to kill him. He dated and eventually married my little sister. That was a difficult situation, but in the grand scheme of things it worked out.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Australia – The country intrigues me. Did you know there are species of creatures (normal not talking about paranormal) found nowhere else in the mortal world? The landscape is awe inspiring. And no one knows me there.

In my line of work, I see the worst of just about all the countries in the mortal world. So not many places left for me to visit before my time is up. I own a beach house in Hawaii. I realize you mean places l’ve never been, but as I said, not many of those, only one in fact and I listed it already. So back to my beach house, it’s the only place I can relax, enjoy friends and be myself. Let my guard down, well mostly, never completely, which would be a fatal mistake.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Seventh level of Hell. Been there to deliver a prisoner, never want to go back.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Not many of these either. Garth Brooks or Jon BonJovi. I enjoy their music.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Several of the other Demon Overlords. They, unlike Bruce, are always stirring up trouble. They let things get out of hand before addressing it. Then myself, or one of my teams are called up to terminate the situation. Know what I mean?

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

The day my parents were murdered. I’d attempt to defuse the situation before it got so out of hand or if not possible annihilate the Demon’s responsible. We were caught of guard and by surprise. I vowed never to let that happen again. My sister deserved to have a childhood. I did the best I could, but was very strict with her in light of the death of our parents.

About Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mysteries. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career. She now has eleven books published and several in the pipeline.

With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.

Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

Tristian was not an easy character to write. I hadn’t planned on writing his story, but after readers and reviews clamored for his story. I delved into it. He challenged me at every turn.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Because after spending so much time learning about him, he has become one of my favor characters. There are multi-facets to his personality.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

In truth, as I said above, I’d never considered writing his story. He was the Demon Overlords enforcer/assassin, for heaven’s sake (A Demon’s Witch). After delving into who he really is and what he wants, come to find out, he has a strong moral compass and when love comes his way he is fiercely protective and everything Hannah is looking for in a forever relationship.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

A Warlock’s Secrets is book two in the five, soon to be six book in the award winning Demon’s Witch Series.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Cozy mystery. In fact I have one on the back burner as we speak.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

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